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Los Angeles Herald
THE lIKRALD co. ■/
FRANK K. WOLFE. Managing Editor
THOMAS i. GOLDING... Business Minn"
DAVID G. BAIIXIE Associate Editor
Entered »« second class matter at the
pOßtortlce In Los Angeles.
Foftndtd Oct. 2, 1873. Thirty-sixth Tear.
Chamber of Commerce niilldlng.
Phones—Sunsot Main 8000; Home 10211.
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fornia visitors to San Francisco and Oak
land will find The Herald on sale at the
news stands In the San Francisco ferry
building and on the streets In Oakland by
Wheatley and by Amos News Co.
A file of The Los Angeles Herald can bo
seen at the ofTen of our English repress
tatlves, Messrs. E. and J. Hardy * Co., 80,
(1 and it Fleet street, London, England.
free of charge, and that firm will be glad to
receive news, subscriptions and advertise
ments on our behalf.
On all matter* pertaining to advertising
adaress Charles R. Gates, advertising man
alter. ________
Population of Los Angeles 327,685
AUDITORIUM—The Tasslon Play.
BEKASOO—"What Happened to Jnnes."
Bl'RßAJiK—"Sweet Kilty Bellalrs."
GRAND—"The Girl from rarls."
I.OS AM»:i.K«—Vaudeville.
MAJKSTIC—"The RlKht of way."
MASON—"The Round Up."
OLYMPIC—Musical farce.
MU.VtfiSS—Musical farce.
tempting to bribe the American
nation? And is he trying to make
the Rockefeller family permanently
and baronially powerful in the United
v iii Washington there is being
developed and manifested what might
be termed an ethical opposition to the
legalization of tlie Rockefeller founda
tion. Mr. Rockefeller practically asks
■ charter under'whlch lie and his heirs
will be enabled perpetually to handle
the Rockefeller money, on the Rocke
feller foundation will be i itabllshed
the Rockefeller family, as firmly as
any Kuropean privileged family is es
tablished on concession, foundation or
hereditary transmission of unea
wealth or title. Even if America should
lend itself t.i the scheme of establishing
a family in circumstances that would
fc'ive Mr. Carnegie a good opening for
the first chapter Of a book on "Tri
umphant Plutocracy," the national
sanction would nut exonerate the na
tional conscience from participation In
the causes which produced tin
tnarkable Rockefeller fortune.
Violation of law, violation of busi
ness morals, violation of Americanism,
Violation of the Golden Kule, violation
of several of the Ten Commandments,
sire only some of the violations eh ■
against those responsible for the Rock
< feller millions. Is the country to in
dorse and approve these violations?
efeller money have been unusually bad.
At this very minute, when he is talk
ing blandly Of his ben. factions, Mr.
Methods used in amassing the Roi k-
Rockefeller is an arraigned and con
victed defendanti having by the fi
court of thi Eighth circull been found
guilty of conspiring to restrain trade
and monopolise commerce in violation
of section 2 of the Sherman law. The
..n of the lower court Is under
review by the supreme court of the
United Btati . and if it should bi
firmed Mr. Rocki f< Her will !»■ subject
to line and Impi i onment. ft is_ a sin
gularly inopportum time for Mr. Rock
efeller or any mi ■ andard
Oil gang t" be talking- of "bei
tions." it does not look good to self
respecting citizens, and de idedly it is
the duty of congress to refus.
A CHICAGO municipal Juclgo im
posed a fine on n young man
guilty of the awful crime of try-
Ing to kiss his grandaunt. Tin old lady
charged her grandnephew with disor
derly conduct; and the Judgo evidently
agreed with her.
The grandnephew certainly dls]
shockingly bad tasti Why Rhoul
indict dii his aged relative an
ilrable salute when Chicago la fllled
With pretty Kirls? The buy':; g
aunt bad been taking care of him, but
apparently had not bestowed on him
any signs of affection. She had failed
to "mamma" him, and the lad n
her aloofness, nut that due.-, noi ex
. use him.
A young man who Insists on kissing
grandaunt while all the pretty
maidens who have other ones at home
like them are eligible for osculation
deserves to be fined.
IT , STANDS to reason Cannonism
must come to an end. That rep
resentative government should be
suspended in the house of representa
tives is a paradoxical situation without
an element of humor in It. Cannonism
is the incarnation of the spirit of privi
leged oligarchy, the greatest menace to
which American institutions have been
subjected In fifty years. Cannonism
and Americanism cannot exist under
the same flag, In the United States
there Is room for only one at a time.
The nation's welfare find future pros
perity to a great extent are dependent
on the reconstltutlon of constitutional-
Ism in the republic. Constitutionalism i
has nothing to do with arbitrary over
lordship of government or czarship of
legislative methods by one man or by
the chosen tool of any coterie of men or
conspiracy of Interests. The overthrow
of Cannonism Will be one of the more
cheerful signs of the times, inasmuch
as It will Indicate a disposition on the
part of the people to take back their
own, and resume freedom of lawmak
ing by emancipating themselves from
the odious tyranny of a masterly,
crafty and clever- represslonist and
obstructionist In an office which, like
some other offices in this republic, for
sheer despotism has no parallel in any
countries of Europe excepting Russia
and Turkey.
PRESIDENT TAFT'B public sneer
at the "statesmen correspondents"
of Washington shows he. has not
been Impervious to expert criticism.
We say "expert" Criticism because the
gentlemen referred to sneerlngly by
President Taft as "statesmen corre
spondents" really and truly deserve the
title. It is not with the least suspi
cion of sarcasm we say some of them
know more about the business of the
United States than most cabinet mem
bers. Men who have been on duty In
the national capital from five to thir
ty years cannot help becoming "ex
ported" on national business, and not
infrequently they have a far keener
perception of the trend of public af
fairs than have som» of the new or
"recent" officials. Besides it should
never be forgotten the onlooker sees
most of the game.
A skill. Washington correspondent
by talking with men representing:
every branch of the government can
get a far clearer and more reliable
view of the general government than
can any routine man Whose attention
is confined to one department.
It Is astonishing to find Taft talking
slightingly of any newspaper men,
because he was In the newspaper bus
iness long enough to realize the extra
ordinary difficulties and handicaps
with which a correspondent is sur
rounded, especially in Washington,
where, to alter somewhat the words of
a familiar poem, "Liars to right of
him, liars to left of him, liars in front
of him, volley and thunder."
"VTOTHINQ is more natural than the
|V Los Angeles revolt against blll
-*-' boards, although it seems to have
taken by surprise some patrons of
that form of advertising, and t> have
grieved them deeply. They have been
talking in a "how could you go for to
do it "" strain.
If Los Angeles is to preserve its
ri I nation for i eauty and order!
it mint be alert to prevent the intro
duction of Incongruous or freakish
t'nehecked, the billboard evil would
go from bad to wor.-e, and in SU]
of this contention we call attention
to the course ol several forms of bill
board "art." Many posters are of
fensive, although the poster artists
themselves have shown there is no
Ity for crudity, vulgarity or
yellowness In advert ng I
erttslng pli tun »
Nos Ang< I prot( t II repu
tation for beauty and good tast". In
addition to Its ol I ntages we
hope it soon may enjoy that of being
a city without billboards,
THERE arc lotne stock phrase*
which are done to death, and
should ' ly burled aivl
forgotten. Ime is "phlegmal Ie
lishmen," appUi tl I >orary
to some 'if the Brit have civ
ilized Dim Soudan or, .it any
v< ntionaliced it. Englishmen, Irlah
men, Scotsmen, Welshmen, born and
trained In one or other of the is-iands
of tli" United Kingdom, go everywhere,
and brave every kind of danger In or
der tn extend the trading sphere nf
the manufacturing Islands. For mar
kets, the men t of the United Kingdom
roam tin world over, ami when teni
tory which seems t'> them to posse ■■
economic or grading advantagea is
si liable, they seize it.
The i pie of the United Kingdom,
many of whom are Englishmen, are by
f;ir the most rogtlesi In tho world to
day. Phlegmatic means "sluggish,
dull and Indifferent." We would hesi
tate tn apply the word to the English
or any other residents and pioneers of
-„ frontier land won by hard fighting,
for such an application would be ri
dlculou Isn't it tin).- we got away
tradition and down to farts with
: i to the modern Englishman?
"Witty" Irishman? Yes, many Irlsh-
Itty. But they have riot a
; oly of wit; and there are no
mr ' i annler" human belngi
In the world than the Irish.
"Canny" Scot? Ye.-, some Siots are
canny; but lonely graves In every part
of the world indlcati enterprise
amounting to rashness, while even In
money matters there are more free
i than "canny" Boots,
"Phlegmatic" Englishman? Oh, no.
It won't do,
Public 1 utility board Is making k l.
it lias added greatly to the efficiency
of the plan of municipal government in
Greater Los Angeles.
(hrSt.i-OFAL.L.THEX' \ THAT SOUNDS "~> f /iffJONES.YOUHAVE BEEN\G3ft2^ '[ X" st5 C'll'^
Zo~TRAPTiOHS-) "-v 1- ~ ; M^N^&^miiMEEK' W&-ffl COAT HAt> F, FTV\
v^ / /^V^ —m I minute, \ *'**-
"^Zs"^ / 'j&M'w , I y^tfy^S M* dear: \
>£^?%"££T" \sSY*^^ **"'*/£?* fc^ <^M
Dr. Luther Gulick suggests that men's coats be made to button down the back in order to "es
tablish equality of sexes."
INDICATIONS are the loan sharks
have been eliminated from public
life. city' employes are now
drawing their own pay warrants, and
the city no longer is subject to the
humiliation of having its money pass
Into the possession of men who toil
not, but live by their wits and their
financiering ability.
It has always been easy for a vic
tim to obtain a small advance by trans
ferring to the loan sharks the power
to draw the victim's wages. And vic
tim he surely was. because he invari
ably had to pay far more for his loan
than it was worth. The Influence of
the loan shirks has i n demoralising,
and it is well that Influence has been
done away with.
We can forgive a good deal, but it Is
hard to forgive the British for caus
ing a hiatus In history by burning
American records in 1814. The madm is
and folly of war an- well Illustrated
by the fact the modern British histori
cal researchers are now at badly in
jured and interfered with as the Ameri
can by the wanton action of the pil
laging troopers.
Fassett of New York referred to
Democrats as natural political em
of Republicans. Thus doth extreme
partisanship reduce Itself to an ab
surdity. Perhaps Mr, Fassett thinks
po\ern:)v;:t by parly organisation is
Figures Illustrate Cost of
Tariff to Citizens of U.S.
SPEAKING of the high coat of liv- I
ing, which is still disturbing the
people of the Unite 1 States, re
minds one of the condition of affairs
that exists In Detroit, Mich. Detroit is
on th" Detroit river, which connects
Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The
river in front of Detroit la considerably
less than half a mile wide; and only
half a mile away, on the other side of
the river, opposite Detroit, la Windsor,
Ont In the United States, where De
troll is we have B high protective
tariff; and over In Canada where Wind
sor is, the tariff is, compared with
ours, very low. Now the Cannons and
the Udrlches, who drew our tariff law,
Insist that the tariff has nothing to do
with the prices of things, Remember
ing that there is a high tariff In De
troit and a low tariff in Windsor, only
a half mile away, Just cast your eye
over the following table of prices for
necessities in the two places:
nutt ,, „,., P onn, W'^^"-f£
Wir ! Detroit Pel
Butter, belt, pound 10-M *'-';l'; : v"'
K^k.*, ilnzen 34 .43 .-3.fi
Hi-, cheap rut. pound 161 .10 8.1
Pork, mess, pound 13 ■-'< W.O
Lard, prime, pound H .13 3b.3
liacnn, breakfaat, iun 1 ... '•'' .21 -".3
Jews Are Fast Regaining
Possession of Palestine
In Jerusalem alone four-fifths of
the population now belong! to the Jew
ish faith. Large tracts of land around
i ike Tiberias have been bought up
from poor natives and converted int.)
prosperous farms. The I'lain of 8ha
,,,,,, between Jaffa and Lydda, Is one
vast garden, owned ami tended by
.leu is), skill and labor. The Hauran,
one of the most fertile wheat districts
In the world, is being sold to Jewish
Almost the Whole of the extensive
Plain of Esdraelon has been bought up
by .lews. Their prosperous colonies
gpread from Dun to Beersheba, and
even farther south to the outskirts of
Egypt Thousands are escaping from
Persia to find shelter and protection In
the Holy Land, while every ship from
Odessa carries some of them.
Tin- Jordan valley, once the property
Of the Sultan Abdul Hamid, Is being
eagerly sought after by Jewish capi
talists. The Zionists, whose agents
are distributed all over the land, are
buying UP the rich properties of the
Mohammedan •ffendis, whose incomes
■lnce the revolution hi.ye lessened.
At Jaffa, Tibcrlaa, fciafed and Haifa
Will It Come to This?
provided for in the constitution of the
United States. We art Inclined to
think some citizens entertain this droll
Los Angeles building valuations to
date show an increase over last year's
record of $-,479,371. During the first
seventeen days of March, the million
mark was passed, the total being Jl.
--114.353. Growth and prosperity go to
gether, and there should he good times
In (ireater Los Angeles for everybody,
Including all classes of wage workers.
At the annual meeting of the medical
society of the state of California the
question of inviting the American Med
ical association to come to Los Anfelea
in 1911 will be considered. It should
come, by all means. Some of the lin-
Mt doctors of the United States should
have personal experience of the finest
climate in the United States.
Baptist missions may be withdrawn
from Africa. What do the Intelligent
African heathens think of the constant
bickering! and unpleasantnesses in
white missionary circles 1 Probably, as
was the CMM With their cannibal an
cestors, the missionaries In their midst
make them uneasy.
President Wheeler of the University
Of California says Kaiser Wilhelm is
a thoroughly live wire. Yes, he has
certainly shocked a few governmental
old fogeys.
(Oakland EnqulFM..)
Cabbage, heart "I -15 nl-l)
Turnips, bushels 40 ■'""' »-0
Carrots, bushel M .60 30.0
Berts, bushel 25 .« '«•«
Parsnip*, hunhel M .60 3" "
Turkeys, dreued 20 -5 25.0
Chickens, draaaed 11 ■'■'1 83.»
Milk, quart 01 .09 H ■
Chorso. pound 115 .lit *-■*
Tobacco, plug 1.00 1.00 300.0
Now, do you wonder that a lot of
Detroit people sneak over to Windsor
and smuggle their provisions across the
river? And do you wonder that the
Petroit people feel sick when they buy
a suit of real woolen clothes over In
Windsor for, say $25, and then have to
pay another 122 or 100 per cent, to get
back Into the United state-, with It?
But then,'you know, the trusts and the
Cannons and the Aldrlrhs all stoutly
maintain that the tariff has nothing
to do with t'no high cost of living In the
United States, But the tariff and half
a mile of water are the only difference
between Detroit, in the United States
of America, and Windsor, in the Do
minion of Canada. So, if it isn't the
tariff. it must be that half mile of
water that makes the difference In
prices of the necessities mentioned In
the above table. "You pays your
money and you takes your choice"—
the tariff or thn Detroit river.
(New York Sun.)
(Mount Carmel) Jews are reckoned by
tern of thousands. Towns like lla
moth-Qllead, Kethlehem, Nazareth and
Cd/.n, where a few years ago no Jew
dared show his face, have now their
i Jewish quarters and synagogues.
The whole city of Jerusalem Is essen
tially a Jewish town. Banking as well
as trade and commerce Is monopolized
by Jews. The government has found It
Mary to organize a company of
Jewish gendarmes.
Hundreds of thousands of pounds are
annually pent from Europe and Amer-
Ica 10 enable the colonliti to build
homes, Over 100 Jewish schools al
ready exist In Jerusalem alone. Syna
gogues are rising up everywhere.
The value of the land ha.s risen four
fold. The ignorant and poverty
Ktrleken fellaheen (peasants) are being
ousted from their homes and villages
by the European Jew settler, whole
modern agricultural Implements and
method! have made the land produce
harvests never dreamed of by the na
tives. The Anglo-Palestino company,
a Zionist banking and commercial en
terprise, le pushing the cause of Israel
with energy.
Public Letter Box
TO CflKH£»ro.M)EM'.i-Uttrn Introii'cJ
far publication man lie si'companird by I lit
Dime Had »durr»n at Hi? water. I'll* ii >.t!d
*!«»• ili» wldrtt »mII:- ■;.« to rormpnndcßla,
tut mil»ll no rr«i>nn.:MM'v for Ihrlr Ttolth
LeM'rs mint not »irrcd 300 words.
SAN JACINTO, March o.—[Editor
Herald]: It seems to be a popular de
lusion that the saloon li a source of
political corruption. The Prohibition
ists claim that if the saloons were
closed it would be an easy matter to
bring about all other reforms. That
being the ease, how do they account
for the fact that political conditions
are just as rotten in this 'dry' coun
ty of Riverside as they ever Were in
'wet' Los Angeles. The only differ
ence between a dry and a wet commu
nity from a political standpoint is that
the 'wets' clean house occasionally, re
gardless of the odor it makes, while
the 'drys' never do.
The supervisors of this county re
cently voted tij build, mit of the gen
eral fund, the uncompleted portion of
!!:■> Infamoui Banning t" [dylwlld
roau. This road starts »t a Southern
Pacific nation in the fourth super
vlsoral district and • nils nt a summer
resort which has two roads leading t"
It already, In the fifth supervlsoral
district. Figuring In a few serai-prl
irate and political roadi which the
construction of this hlghwa) made
possible, its cost will run well over
Jioo.oito. When it is completed it will
be purely n feeder for the Southern
Pacific. The people of Riverside coun
ty will have paid out tlu'ir $100,000,
and tho taxpayers will have the pleas
ure of digging up from two to five
thousand annually for tin 1 mainte
nance of this monument to corpora
tion subserviency, built solely for the
purpose of taking about sifl.ooo a year
out of the coffers of the Santa Pc and
adding it to the income of the South
ern Pacific.
The greater portion of the cost of
maintaining this thoroughfare will
fall upon the citizens of the fifth dis
trlct who will be injured by it both di
rectly and Indirectly. The supervisor
from that district has said that the
expense of repairing It would keep his
district In a chronic state of bank
ruptcy, Kour years ago he denounced
its construction as "an S. P. scheme,'
and made his opposition to It the hnsls
.of an appeal for votes. Quite recently
he "changed his mind." I do not be
lieve that you can show an Instance In
the history of 1.,0s Angeles which sur
passes this for political perfidy. Tt is
reported that In consideration for this
favor the S. P. machine bns agreed to
help him nominate a "dummy candi
date to run against him at the com
ins election,
As the county papers seem to be
gagged with S. P. advertising there Is
a possibility that the scheme will
If we liad decent, well-ordered Ba
loons, such as they have in the more
civilized countries of Europe, where
the voters could meet, sit down, and
discuss matters political, I cannot be
lieve that the people of this county
would long tolerate a condition of nf
fairs such as has obtained here for
nearly fifteen years, which Is about
the iength of time the county has
been dry. MAN.
I.ONO BEACH, March 9.—[Editor
Heraldl: When we consider the quiet
and silence that reign throughout the
land we can but wonder whether the
headl of the 30,000,000 working people
of the United States are filled with
brains or macaroni.
In Philadelphia a fight Is In progress
—a struggle between mqn and money.
On trie one hand is a company peeking
profit, dividends—dollars only. On the
other are a number of men seeking
llfo and some small measure of life's
necessities. That company and the of
ficials it put in office are responsible
for every act of violence, for every
crime committed, for every death, every
wound every drop of blood spilled
since the strike began. And yet we
fall to offer protest against the light
handed, murderous, villainous actions
Of Philadelphia's officials.
Last night a number of strike break
ers drove a car up and down Frank
fort avenue, shooting at the pedestrials
who were peaceably walking along the
sidewalks. Six persons, one of them a
young girl, were wounded.
« Monday Mrs. Bessie Werner, a young
The Culture of Flowers
Frederic J. Haskin
HOALiIFfmNTA woman who
was called upon to support
herself chose llowor raising
as a means of livelihood,
and shu has made a great
success with her petunia
farm. This little flower was
won known to our grandmothers and
pomes from a plain family, being con
nected With tho tobacco plant. Yet
this woman has succeeded In bringing
(hi 1 bIOSSOnU up to a perfection which
has created a demand for them. Thou
sands upon thousands of blooms, com
prising every variety and color known,
fill her garden, with a tiny camels
hair brush the pollen of certain How -
or* Is transferred to others, mid by
thi: moans choice nt ruins are obtained.
choice hybridised petunia seeds arc
worth more than a hundred dollars
an ounce :it Wholesale. The work of
gathering and preparing them is a te
dious one. The seeds have to be se
le. te.l with the greatest care and care
fully sifted through a series of fine,
garden sieves.
• • •
Luther Burbank has fully demon
strated the perfection to which a
Bower ran be brought if only sufficient
effort Is .spent upon It. No one of Ms
experiments shows this more clearly,
than his work with the daisy. This
ntuo Rower, which is the harbinger of
spring in many states, was not very
well loved when Luther l'.urbnnk was
a boy. nut ho cared for it and deter
mined that some time he would make
It a Mower which would demand ad
miration. When hr grew to manhood
he did not forget this determination.
When he started bis experiment he
first SOUght OUt suitable fIOWCTS With
which to cross his little daisy. First
he found a Japanese blossom of an
unusual lustrous whiteness. After se
curing specimens of this plant he
found another ono in England a
flower le^s gracpful than tho American
daisy, but lnrKpr. This completed Ills
stork of material and he apt to work.
He til st crossed the English daisy
with the American flower by trans
ferring some of dip pollpn from the
formpr to tho lattpr. Then seeds which
resulted ware can-fully watched, saved
and then planted. When this plant
was In bloom the pollm of the Japan
ese daisy was transferred to tho ono
which was already a combination of
the American and English flowers.
This finished Mr. Burbank's labors so
far as c roeslllß the plants was con
cerned, but still left considerable to
1.,, accomplished. As a result of his
work he planted many seeds ami made
his final selections by deciding be
tween about 100.000 blooms. Mis pres
i nt daisy is SHOW white with a long
graceful Stem, petals <>r rare shape
and a klowliik yellow center. The cre
ating of this variety took eight years.
\s 'i result of flower cultivation and
the demand made by the public for
perfect blooms a new beauty doctor
has been created. This is the flower
doctor. I.lke his professional relative
the doctor of medicine, be requires a
case of Instruments, Including a pair
of dissecting scissors, forceps of all
shapes, cutting pliers and a host or
brushes, He also requires a spray and
bottles containing Rums and number
less perfumes. Flowers that nave
petals disarranged by wind or care
less handling must have them set
aright and those having ill shaped
ones must have them removed. Often
an order demands that the Howe be
buds which will not open In the heat
ed room in which they are placed and
this means that they must all bo
wired Invisibly. Flower, like chrys
anthemums often require the removal
of withered petals, and sometimes the
petals have to be curled. In the grow
ing of white flowers any colored part
ha" to be removed. Any plants sup
posed to be scented, but which for
some reason or other »re received
scentless by the florist arc soon made
to smell as sweetly as if freshly
picked from out of doors. Potted
azaleas, bavins so many blooms on a
single plant, are inclined to wither
quickly, nd for this reon each
flower li cleverly gummed to Its stem.
thus making it last considerably
l°The r"maWng of perfume has always
been closely related to the raising of
flowers. Orasse, France, Is one of the
most Important centers of 'his indus
try There every variety of perfume-
Riving flowers is to be found. It takes
20,000 pounds of rose petals to make
a '.Ingle pound of attar Of roses valued
at $200 For a pound of neroli. the
basis of can de cologne, a thousand
pounds of the petals of the hitter or
ange are needed. The perfume Is made
by saturating lard with the oil of the
flower, and In some eases the blossoms
have to be changed as many as eighty
times befare the mixture Is sufficiently
strong. The flowers most used are vio
lets. Jasmine, orange blossoms, jon
quils,' roses, lavender, tuberoses and
heliotrope. ;, . ,
Ambergris Is used as a basis for
mother with an S-months-ol<l babe in
her arms, was shot by policemen.
Throwing herself upon the street to
protect the infant at her breast, she
whs ruthlessly ridden down by the
mounted police. And every day since
the strike began an average of 150 a
day of the men, women and children
of Philadelphia have been > seriously
wounded from the bullets or clubs of
the officers. And, all told, less than 20
per cent of the wounded have been
either strikers or related to the strikers.
John Hughes, a young business man,
was shot dead by a policeman.
Alfred Sellers, a boy of 14, was beaten
and crippled for life by policemen.
Mario Devlan, a girl of IS, was
on her way to work when shot down
by police officers. That she was the
only support of her family matters
Viola Bevans. aged 12, while going on
an errand, was shot through the head
by a policeman's ride.
Last Sunday Catherine Conroy was
quietly going home from Sunday school
when trampled down by policemen's
Mary Whelan, a little girl of 10, was
shot down by policemen. But what of
these and the hundreds of other similar
cases? What of the heartache ' and
despair of the bereaved and poverty
stricken parents? Human life, liberty
and the pursuit of happlnoss are for
eign words to modern money making.
Let the craven policemen kill; let the
workingmen's families go hungry; let
corrupt judges sit upon the bench; let
foul politicians deal out death and
despair at the behests of their bosses;
let children wail so long as a corpora
tion can clear dividends.
All these things have happened and
are still happening In Philadelphia,
the "City of Brotherly Love," after
nineteen centuries of Christian civil
ization. How long, oh Lord, how long
will these things continue?
LOS ANQBLBS, March 6.—[Editor
Herald]: There have been many ar
ticles in The Herald recently regard
ing the cause of high prices of com
modities, especally referring to meat.
One correspondent claims value was
created by legislation. If legislation
Marly nil standard perfumery. This
article wns first found floating on tho
surfaco of the sea or lodged upon the
shore. Just how it became connected
with tin- manufacture of perfumery Is
unknown, but It has been employed In
that Industry for centuries. Only re
cently ims its origin become known.
it is nothing more than the morbid
secretion of the liver of a sick sperma
ceti whale, it Is'described as being a
waxy substance disagreeable to eight
and touch, but even In Its crude itate
giving off a pleasant odor. it is sub
jected to chemical action to extract
the parr called amberlne. The largest
price on record as having been paid
for ambergris was IMOO for a mass
weighing 130 pounds, which was found
on tin- Windward islands. ,■-►->>„
.In New York city tho Plant, Flower
and Fruit guild is doing much toward
cultivating a love of nature among th«
poor and sick. This organization has
been working for a number of years,
and With little or no capital lias bean
accomplishing splendid results. One
reason for .this Is because outside peo
plo have aided the cause. The first
purpose was to systematise the distri
bution of the Bowers among the sick
and poor, but this has grown Into tho
larger field of endeavoring to awaken
a love of nature and of civic Improve
ment among the people. The flowers
come from many . voluntary sources,
the wild blossoms gathered In th»
country being side by side, with those
used at the social functions of the
"four hundred."
• • •
Another hHp ha* come from the ex
press companies, who have issue,l la
bels allowing free transportation with
in I radius of 100 miles for all boxes of
Bowers or plants not wolßhinjj over
twenty pounds, over a thousand win
dow boxes have been distributed
among the tenement dwellers, and mil
of this number only two or three died
for want of •are. The number of
bouquets received daily by the ruIM
runs as hitch aw MOO, and the number
of institutions which receive these flo
ral offerings are about 1">l>. Not only
has Joy ami happiness entered into tho
lli'i- of the poor, but many children
have been taught the lesson of helpful
ness. In many small towns them are
Hardens being tended by children for
tli' SXdUSlve use of the guild.
m.hiv queer tilings are to be encoun
tered In nature. Qu can be weighed,
imi the wisest scientist lias not yet
been able to welsh icent A prHin ol
musk ims been kept exposed in a room
to which the ;iir has had free access
for ten yi-:irs, and during s.ll Of this
timo trie mir. though constantly
changed, was thoroughly Impregnated
with the dunr. The most remarkable
point in connection with this experi
ment ".is that at the end of that time
thn particle of musk had not sensibly
diminished In weight.
Perfume! are claimed to be both ln
jurtoui and beneficial. In Mveral
singers ami public speakers have been
troubled with throat affectloni which
they dlscovi red were caused by violet
perfume, it li claimed that as lone as
a flower has any odor whatever it is
Injurious, and that the violet is the
groatest offender, on the other hand a
Latin writer has put on record a hun
dred perfume remedial for various die
, and 111" viol, t figures must
prominently in his list. Lavender is
-,ii,i to in: soothing, il"d jt >s olalnied
that the lavender scented iheet i of ot;r
grandmothers were splendid sleep pro
ducers. Jaumlne Is said to be good as
■ general tonic.
• • •
Another Instance in which nature has
demonstrated her cleverness is that of
the Spanish bayonet, which is so ahun
.i.in< mi the mountain slopes ami foot*
hills <>f California. The stalk Krows to
a height of aboul flfteen feet, and
ai quires a diameter of from six to
eight Incites, on a single one of those
stalks as many as COUO blossoms may
be seen. These Mowers ale so con
structed as i" make sHf fertilisation
seem Impossible, and .scientists believe
that this service is performed for the
plants by a small white moth which
makes nocturnal visits. This little in
(, i goes to „in> flower and accumulates
the pollen by rolliiiK it into a little ball
With its net. Thus laden the moth
Hies away to another bloom and de
posits its load.
The department of agriculture has
made several successful experiments'
with the poppy as a source of opium.
These were tried] in Vermont. Califor
nia and Texas, the best results being
obtained in the first nameil state. It
was found that morphine could be
directly obtained from the poppy. This
plant can readily be grown in the up
land regions skirting the Appalachian
range and those adjoining the Rocky
mountains. The value of suoh an in
dustry in this country can be readily
realized when It is understood that the
annual cost of the Importation of
opium into this country is over a mil
lion dollar^
can create value, and therefore wealth,
why do many statesmen run chances
of going to prison in order to get
wealth when merely by legislation they
could become wealthy? These vague
notions of economics can only bo
Cleared up by persistent study and ex
planations which would be too lengthy
for tho Letter Ilox. Those who Wish tn
seriously Investigate these problems
should attend the sessions of the i la's
ou economics which meet In the hall
rear Ol 'Ml East Seventh street every
Thursday evening, where these sub
jects are taken up for discusson and
questions are answered.
This class is composed of young men
and young women of this locality.
All are invited, and the study is not
nearly so dry as some may think.
11 >A E.
SANTA BARBARA, March 11.—[Ed
itor Herald]: While the. men of our
country are not all saints, neither are
the women all idlers or sinners, liven
if it Is thought by some that she be
the Jonah in our ahip of stato, Is it not
often made must perceptible that she
is the victim of mistakes for which all
are responsible? And the task is not
to Judge, but to rectify.
A man never M beautifully shows
his own strength as when he respects
the worth of v true woman. And he
surely cannot get a better vision of
himself than that which is reflected
from a true woman'! eyes, for God
himself Hits behind them. When the
stone Is rolled away from the sepulcher
of progress it la hoped there will be
found therein two angels in shining
garments, watching over our nation's
welfare, man and woman. And wo
fancy the woman will not be the one
pictured recently by a Letter Box
To be sure, the women in general
could not raise a campaign fund U>
debauch the voters in this lair land of
ours. Neither would she tarnish this
casket that holds the jewel of her snul
by the consumption of one billion dol
lars' worth of strong drink yearly. Nor
will she Btultlfy her brain by the same
amount spent in tobacco.

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